Tecomaria capensis is commonly known as the Cape honeysuckle. Pollination is performed by sunbirds as the flower shape might suggest. Other bird species also, however, manage to reach the prized nectar. The prominently protruding stamens and stigmas of these orange-yellow flowers are visible. Depositing ripe pollen onto sunbird faces for random distribution to the stigmas of flowers on subsequent flower visits seems to be a simple and effective system. T. capensis flowers have four stamens and brown anthers prominently dangling from their tips (Coates Palgrave, 2002).